Is Caen the new Calais?
As security tightens at the port of Calais, the city of Caen is fast becoming the pressure point for illegal migrants intent on reaching the UK by whatever means possible – usually on the back of a truck.
Rod McKenzie, the RHA’s managing director – policy and public affairs, in an interviewed given on BBC2 said that truckers were running the gauntlet of violence and intimidation as migrants try to cross the Channel into Britain. “Real problems occur when lorries are forced to stop by makeshift roadblocks where migrant gangs attempt to get on board – frequently with threats of violence. There’s no question that the risk to drivers is significant and the situation is deteriorating.”